President Sakellaropoulou to Unveil Renovated Cavafy House in Alexandria


President Katerina Sakellaropoulou of the Hellenic Republic is scheduled to embark on a visit to Alexandria from Friday to Sunday, marking the inauguration of the newly renovated Cavafy House. The invitation to the event was extended by Antonis Papadimitriou, President of the Onassis Foundation.

Starting with the acquisition of the Cavafy archive, its digitisation, and opening it to the  public and researchers, the Onassis Foundation undertook the restoration of the Cavafy House in early 2022. One year later, the Cavafy House opened its doors to the public.

Under the architectural design of Flux-office by Eva Manidaki and Thanassis Demiris, the  place where C.P. Cavafy lived most of his life and created so many of the works that made  him a universal poet has been restored and reconfigured in order to highlight the image of the residence as it was in the years the poet lived, to illuminate his relationship with the city of Alexandria and the impact of his work to this day, but also to transport us back in time. Images of his biography take shape in an apartment in the centre of Alexandria.

During her visit to Egypt, President Sakellaropoulou is slated to hold meetings with Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria and All Africa, along with engagements with members of the Greek communities in Alexandria and Cairo. The trip underscores the enduring cultural and historical ties between Greece and Egypt, as well as the significance of preserving and celebrating the legacy of influential figures such as poet Constantine Cavafy.

(Source: Amna & Onassis Foundation)

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